Systemic Preoperative Antibiotics with Mandible Fractures: Are They Indicated at the Time of Injury?

Mandible fractures are the most common result of facial trauma. The proximity of oral flora to the site of both the injury and resulting surgical instrumentation makes managing infection a unique challenge. The benefit of antibiotic prophylaxis at the time of surgical treatment of mandible fractures is well established. However, the routine use of… CONTINUE READING